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First Morning of the Corn Flake
7 March 1897

Cornflakes are a popular breakfast cereal originally manufactured by Kellogg's through the treatment of corn (maize). On 7 March 1897, they were served for the first time ever at the Kellogg health centre.

Kellogg's Cornflakes were accidentally discovered
In 1894, Will Kellogg was trying to improve the diet of hospital patients. He was searching for a digestible bread substitute using the process of boiling wheat. Kellogg accidentally left a pot of boiled wheat to stand and the wheat became tempered (soften). When Kellogg rolled the tempered or softened wheat and let it dry, each grain of wheat emerged as a large thin flake. The flakes turned out to be a tasty cereal. Kellogg had invented corn flakes.

Kellogg's Cornflakes go into production
Kellogg's was founded as the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company on 19 February 1906, by Will Keith Kellogg. The company produced and marketed the hugely successful Kellogg's Toasted Corn Flakes and was renamed the Kellogg Company in 1922.

Today Kellogg’s Corn Flakes are sold in 160 countries and about 128 billion bowls of them are eaten worldwide every year.


What is your favourite cereal?
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imag: monopoly7 March 1933 - The board game Monopoly is invented by Charles B. Darrow of Germantown Pennsylvania


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